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An Open Letter to our Community and Jews of Color

Black lives matter. We begin here with this most fundamental acknowledgement of the inherent worth of your existence, the recognition of your most basic humanity, and the fact that we are all created in the image of the divine (b’tselem elohim). And we say this with a heavy heart knowing that these words need to…

Seeking nominees for 2020 Goldstein & Grosberg Awards

Jewish Federation of St. Louis is seeking nominations for two annual awards – one honoring professionals working for a Jewish community organization and the other honoring volunteer leaders in the Jewish community who are age 45 or younger. 2020 Fred A. Goldstein Professional Excellence Award This award recognizes outstanding professional leadership. Nominees must be employed…

Postponing events due to COVID-19

Jewish Federation of St. Louis has decided to postpone all public Federation events and activities at least through March 31 in order to best protect the community, our volunteers, and our staff. This decision includes closing the Holocaust Museum & Learning Center. The Kaplan Feldman complex will remain open, and Federation and HMLC staff will…

Security Is Everyone’s Job

These days keeping our Jewish community safe is everyone’s job. “If you see something, say something” is excellent advice. The more eyes we have in the community, the safer we are. But for Scott Biondo, Community Service Director, security is quite literally his job description. In this episode, Karen Sher, Federation’s Vice President of Community…